VP Osinbajo apologises to Benue governor over lockout

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VP Osinbajo apologises to Benue governor over lockout

 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has apologised to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the conduct of security personnel attached to the gate of the Air Force Base in Makurdi.

The security personnel attached to the gate of the Air Force Base in Makurdi barred the governor from receiving the Vice-President into his state on Saturday.

According to reports, the authorities of the Nigerian Air force equally apologised to the governor who eventually received the Vice President at the Air Force Base.

Earlier, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State had stated that he was prevented by security personnel at the main entrance of the Air Force Base in Makurdi, the State capital while on his way to receive the Vice-President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

VP Osinbajo apologises to Benue governor over lockout

Osibanjo was travelling to Wukari, Taraba State en route to the Makurdi military airport in Benue to attend the convocation of the Federal University, Wukari.

Ortom told newsmen in Makurdi that he was denied entrance at the gate of the Air Force base by the security personnel despite receiving a notice earlier that the vice-president will be passing through his territory, describing the action by the security personnel as unacceptable, breach of protocol and politics taken too far.

VP Osinbajo apologises to Benue governor over lockout

The governor said that he was more pained about the development because he had initially set out to attend the burial of Professor Ignatius Ayua, but had to delegate the duty to his deputy for him to receive the Vice President when he got the communication via a letter from the presidency intimating him of the vice president’s transit visit.